Love is in the air! This year, many star couples showed us that real love can be as sweet as love from a drama. In 2016, we had the first K-pop idol couple to marry: H.O.T’s Moon Hee Jun and Crayon Pop’s Soyul. Some couples made their relationships official and then decided to marry right after, like Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun. Scroll down to reveal the full list!

1. Jung Woo and Kim Yoo Mi

Answer Me 1994’s Jung Woo surprised his fans in January by saying he’s been seeing Kim Yoo Mi for two and a half years and is marrying her! A few days after, the couple tied the knot at a private church wedding. On Dec. 15, the couple became parents.

2. Hyun Bin and Kang So Ra

Hyun Bin and Kang So Ra were probably the fastest couple to announce their relationship. When the dating rumors spread earlier this month, the couple said they’ve been seeing each other for two weeks!

They “met last October at a work meeting and remained friends, sharing their worries and advice,” according to a source.

3. Kang Soo Ji and Kim Gook Jin

This middle-aged reality show couple turned into a real couple in August!

4. Kim Go Eun and Shin Ha Kyun

Goblin’s Kim Go Eun and Shin Ha Kyun (All About My Romance) met through a scuba diving team and became romantically involved!

At the Goblin press conference, Kim Go Eun said, “[Shin Ha Kyun] told me to stay healthy, saying [filming] dramas could be physically demanding.”

5. Lee Hong Ki and Han Bo Reum

FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki shared on his radio show last month that he and actress Han Bo Reum are seeing each other. The two costarred in Modern Farmer.

6. AOA's Seolhyun and Block B's Zico

This summer, Dispatch caught the two top stars visiting each other’s homes, but they were reportedly separated by September.

7. Lee Sang Woo and Kim So Yeon

Lee Sang woo and Kim So Yeon became a couple after filming the weekend drama Happy Home. "Both are introverted and shy, but while they may appear cold at first they’re very warm and kind. They’re well suited for one another," sources from the drama team revealed.

8. UEE and Lee Sang Yoon

UEE (Marriage Contract) and Lee Sang Yoon (Twenty Again) confirmed dating in May, saying they started dating soon after first meeting at Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015 in Hong Kong last December.

9. EXO's Kai, f(x)'s Krystal

EXO's Kai and f(x)'s Krystal acknowledged the dating rumors on April Fool’s Day. 

10. Lee Da Hae and Se7en

My Girl’s Lee Da Hae and Se7en (Choi Dong Wook) were spotted in Thailand for a romantic getaway. Shortly after, they shared they’ve been seeing each other for a month.

11. Narsha

Brown Eyed Girls' Narsha said in April that she's dating a fashion entrepreneur. While there are no definite plans to marry yet, they’re seeing each other under the promise of marriage.

12. Wonder Girls’ Yeeun and 2AM’s Jinwoon

Some fans have been wondering about Yeeun and Jinwoon’s relationship for a long time, and the couple finally made their relationship official this year. It turns out they’ve been dating for almost three years! They say they could stay undercover because they used to be in the same agency and because they hung out with a group of people, never alone, during dates.

13. Oh Sang Jin and Kim So Young

My Love From Another Star's Oh Sang Jin and TV reporter Kim So Young were so discreet about their relationship that they have kept it a secret, even from their agencies, for a whole year!

14. MissA's Min and G.Soul

MissA's Min and G.Soul started dating in November after having been longtime friends. They met as JYP trainees and connected through music. Long before dating, they thought of each other as mentors, a JYP spokesman shared.

15. Joo Sang Wook and Cha Ye Ryun

Glamorous Temptation costars Joo Sang Wook (Good Doctor, Birth of a Beauty) and Cha Ye Ryun confirmed dating after rumors spread about the golf date. Joo Sang Wook is a golf enthusiast, and his relationship with the beautiful actress has been an open secret among friends!

16. H.O.T’s Moon Hee Jun and Crayon Pop’s Soyul

Moon Hee Jun and Soyul are about to be the first married K-pop idol couple. They started dating in April after having known each other for three years. They will marry on February 12.

17. Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun

Dispatch revealed Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun on a secret date in March. Gu Hye Sun had moved to the same apartment complex as Ahn Jae Hyun to be closer to him. Soon after the relationship news went viral, they got married!

18. Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum

Remember's villain Namgoong Min and model Jin Ah Reum made their relationship official in February after having dated for seven months. They met through a short film, Light My Fire, which Namgoong Min produced and Jin Ah Reum starred in.

19. Lee Dong Hwi and Jung Ho Yeon

Answer Me 1988's Lee Dong Hwi and model Jung Ho Yeon confirmed dating in early January. According to sources, this made the Answer Me 1988 fans happy because his character was the only boy in the series without his own loveline!

20. JYJ’s Junsu and EXID’s Hani

JYJ’s Junsu and EXID’s Hani were the first celebrity couple of the year. Unfortunately they have reportedly been separated since September.

In addition to the 20 above, we’ve got two more revelations, though these have never been confirmed.

G-Dragon and Nana Komatsu?

When G-Dragon’s private Instagram account got hacked, intimate photos of G-Dragon and Japanese model Nana Komatsu surfaced on the web, spreading dating rumors.

So Ji Sub and Jooyeon?

A small journalistic accident is shedding light on So Ji Sub and Jooyeon’s dating rumors. A reporter wrote in his exclusive report on Song Seung Hun’s birthday party that both So Ji Sub and Jooyeon had attended, along with the Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung couple. The newer version of the article, updated hours later, removed So Ji Sub and Jooyeon’s names without posting a correction. So Ji Sub and Jooyeon’s dating rumors date back to 2013.

Which couple is your favorite star couple of the year? Tell us below and also check out the celebrity couples who announced their relationships last year!


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